World Music Day Saturday! Concerts in Madeira include…; Fish farming in Madeira; Sargo fish will be farmed in 2012; 120 000 young Sargos transferred from Centro de Maricultura da Calheta to the piscicultura da Baía d’ Abra; Yellow & Orange Weather rain warnings this weekend;

Portugal and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

DIA MUNDIAL DA MÚSICA! World Music Day Saturday!

VIVA VERDI – DIA MUNDIAL DA MÚSICA! Concerts in Madeira region include:

1st October Saturday 9p.m.
RUI MASSENA MAESTRO conducting the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira (OCM).
Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)
Abertura de óperas

Venue: Sala Ursa Maior, Madeira Tecnopolo, Tickets 5 euros and Family Ticket 10 euros.

Fish farming in Madeira; Sargo fish will be farmed in 2012; 120 000 young Sargos transferred from Centro de Maricultura da Calheta to the piscicultura da Baía d’ Abra;

The Madeiran business IlhaPeixe will farm a new fish specie Sargo (White Seabream) in 2012 with an investment of 338 mil euros co-financed by the Regional Government and the EU.

Image from Wikimedia Commons

The Centro de Maricultura da Calheta

link to site:

120 000 young Sargos transferred from the Centro de Maricultura da Calheta to the piscicultura da Baía d’ Abra on the 28 de Setembro de 2011

On the Centro site is a slideshow and I believe that the young Sargos are now in the containers with red netting in the Baía d’ Abra.

Source: Lusa News Agency and Madeira Government: Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais

Link to site and existing products of IlhaPeixe:

Yellow and Orange Weather rain warnings this weekend

From Peter in the Comments section and updated by Paul:

The Instituto de Meteorologia has issued yellow and orange warnings for Madeira for rain between Friday and noon Sunday. Thanks Peter.

image from Diario Newspaper

For weather updates click into the Instituto site:

27 thoughts on “World Music Day Saturday! Concerts in Madeira include…; Fish farming in Madeira; Sargo fish will be farmed in 2012; 120 000 young Sargos transferred from Centro de Maricultura da Calheta to the piscicultura da Baía d’ Abra; Yellow & Orange Weather rain warnings this weekend;”

  1. Tom Its what I been saying. Too many houses here for the rich on the market in Madeira. They know things are going to get worse. I been studying the market for years.

  2. Tom The house prices have to drop more. If they want to move on. Europe I think have to go back to basics what made the EU after the WW2 You got something I want and I got something you want lets trade. If it falls within itself, we will see worse things. Lets pull together and learn from the past, before the 40s.

  3. Why don´t the EU drop VAT by 2%. Any one/business buying a EU products, flying on holiday or holidays anything to do with EU it be little cheaper. It would help to keep things going. The leaders need one woman/man leader like Churchill speak as one and not afraid to speak their mind and do it. Too much democracy is bitch bitch bitch and no action. They want the money but they do not want the responsibility. A little thought some times can go a long way.

  4. Peter-
    I am after cheaper stuff but I know business if taxes go down -prices stay almost the same, business is after profits. better do not raise taxes at all.
    humans always learn or bent too late, thats the nature of all of us.
    banksters and rotchilds rules the world (which is more or less the same)
    till their rules last only worse we can expect. period

  5. Tom It sounds like we prefer the quick sands. Lets hope we don`t go down the line what our fore bearers had to sort out. They had two debts and other mess as well. We learn very little for the history books.

  6. Ever since English VAT was raised to 20% and due to the offers I receive from suppliers, I have not paid much VAT on most of my purchases.
    If this is repeated throughout England and the EC then the tax yield is much less than the thieving politicians expect.
    High taxes = High avoidance.
    All economies will pick up rapidly if the tax burden is a fraction of the present take.


    our politicians and leaders refuse to learn from the past, we are confident our readers are far more intelligent. Which is why here is the next part in the Meltdown Series: “A Great Financial Tsunami.” Because while insanity may be doing the same thing over and over expeting a different result, sheer idiocy is constantly refusing to learn from the past, and expecting a present which “is different this time.”

  8. For those who theorized that Largarde’s ascension to IMF mascot was due to a nefarious plot meant to supplant former head Strauss-Kahn because of his overt pursuit of the destruction of the U.S. dollar, I would like to point out that though we have not heard much from Lagarde so far, what we have heard has been almost directly in line with the policies of Kahn, and the end of the dollar’s world reserve status is still very much on the menu for the IMF. All in all, it is highly probable that Kahn is just another perverted sadist (like most of the banking elite), and that the IMF had to move fast to nominate a woman to replace him before the words “banker” and “rapist” became interchangeable (as if they weren’t already). The overhaul was purely cosmetic. The threat that the IMF presents to our national sovereignty and financial future continues. Thus, a fresh propaganda campaign is clearly in order…

    it would be very funny if not so sad and truth

  9. Wi fi Survey of Madeira 2011
    the wifi coverage was improved in Funchal during the Rali Vinho da Madeira by the suppliers. A couple of days ago I had no problem sitting down at a bar and picking up wi fi in the Jardim Muncipal area opposite the Theatre

    1. Has anyone got tips for comfortable places in Funchal and outside of Funchal for example in Machico or Ribeira Brava or Porto Moniz where anyone can go and sit down and surf the net and the wi fi reception is good?

    2. Or is there a site or blog already listing the best locations for pick -up.

    3. Does anyone know the situation when the weather is bad and perhaps you want to connect to the net in the shopping centres such as Forum Madeira and Madeira Shopping. I tried in Madeira Shopping a few months ago and I got a message from a PT company saying you had to sign up and make a payment to connect access to the wifi in that centre.


  10. Hallo Abbo. I had last time a very good wifi in the Eden Mar hotel downstairs in the lounge. You can sit there free and probably take a drink also. I did that last januari and will do so next januari.

    Urgente e Importante

    Nunca passem o cartão duas vezes em máquinas diferentes.

    Ler com atenção este aviso….

    ALERTA DO BANCO DE PORTUGAL – Urgente e Importante
    Estão a ser detectadas cópias de cartões multibanco a um ritmo assustador.
    A maior parte delas em estações de serviço (empregados espertos).
    Desconfiem assim que o funcionário do estabelecimento comercial vos pedir para passarem o cartão em 2 máquinas POS diferentes. A primeira é um gravador que lê a banda magnética e o respectivo PIN do vosso cartão.
    Vão passando a palavra.

  12. Tom Thanks for the banks info, thought not our bank. I always follow the UK rule was cash machine cards. Use one hand to cover the numbers, while you use the other hand to punch in the numbers.

  13. scary but u better know it,
    A lot of people in politics and in the financial world know what is about to happen. Once in a while they will even be quite candid about it with the media.

    As I have written about previously, Europe is on the verge of a financial collapse. If things go really badly, things could totally fall apart in a few weeks. But more likely it will be a few more months until the juggling act ends.

    Right now, the banking system in Europe is coming apart at the seams. Because the global financial system is so interconnected today, when major European banks start to fail it is going to have a cascading effect across the United States and Asia as well.

    The financial crisis of 2008 plunged us into the deepest recession since the Great Depression.

    The next financial crisis could potentially hit the world even harder.

    The following are 12 shocking quotes from insiders that are warning about the horrific economic crisis that is almost here….

    #1 George Soros: “Financial markets are driving the world towards another Great Depression with incalculable political consequences. The authorities, particularly in Europe, have lost control of the situation.”

    #2 PIMCO CEO Mohammed El-Erian: “These are all signs of an institutional run on French banks. If it persists, the banks would have no choice but to delever their balance sheets in a very drastic and disorderly fashion. Retail depositors would get edgy and be tempted to follow trading and institutional clients through the exit doors. Europe would thus be thrown into a full-blown banking crisis that aggravates the sovereign debt trap, renders certain another economic recession, and significantly worsens the outlook for the global economy.”

    #3 Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, global head of securities services at UniCredit SpA (Italy’s largest bank): “The only remaining question is how many days the hopeless rearguard action of European governments and the European Central Bank can keep up Greece’s spirits.”

    #4 Stefan Homburg, the head of Germany’s Institute for Public Finance: “The euro is nearing its ugly end. A collapse of monetary union now appears unavoidable.”

    #5 EU Parliament Member Nigel Farage: “I think the worst in the financial system is yet to come, a possible cataclysm and if that happens the gold price could go (higher) to a number that we simply cannot, at this moment, even imagine.”

    #6 Carl Weinberg, the chief economist at High Frequency Economics: “At this point, our base case is that Greece will default within weeks.”

    #7 Goldman Sachs strategist Alan Brazil: “Solving a debt problem with more debt has not solved the underlying problem. In the US, Treasury debt growth financed the US consumer but has not had enough of an impact on job growth. Can the US continue to depreciate the world’s base currency?”

    #8 International Labour Organization director general Juan Somavia recently stated that total unemployment could “increase by some 20m to a total of 40m in G20 countries” by the end of 2012.

    #9 Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackerman: “It is an open secret that numerous European banks would not survive having to revalue sovereign debt held on the banking book at market levels.”

    #10 Alastair Newton, a strategist for Nomura Securities in London: “We believe that we are just about to enter a critical period for the eurozone and that the threat of some sort of break-up between now and year-end is greater than it has been at any time since the start of the crisis”

    #11 Ann Barnhardt, head of Barnhardt Capital Management, Inc.: “It’s over. There is no coming back from this. The only thing that can happen is a total and complete collapse of EVERYTHING we now know, and humanity starts from scratch. And if you think that this collapse is going to play out without one hell of a big hot war, you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”

    #12 Lakshman Achuthan of ECRI: “When I call a recession…that means that process is starting to feed on itself, which means that you can yell and scream and you can write a big check, but it’s not going to stop.”


    In my opinion, the epicenter of the “next wave” of the financial collapse is going to be in Europe. But that does not mean that the United States is going to be okay. The reality is that the United States never recovered from the last recession and there are already a lot of signs that we are getting ready to enter another major recession. A major financial collapse in Europe would just accelerate our plunge into a new economic crisis.

    If you want to read something that will really freak you out, you should check out what Dr. Philippa Malmgren is saying. Dr. Philippa Malmgren is the President and founder of Principalis Asset Management. She is also a former member of the Bush economic team. You can find her bio right here.

    Malmgren is claiming that Germany is seriously considering bringing back the Deutschmark. In fact, she claims that Germany is very busy printing new currency up. In a list of things that we could see happen over the next few months, she included the following….

    “The Germans announce they are re-introducing the Deutschmark. They have already ordered the new currency and asked that the printers hurry up.”

    This is quite a claim for someone to be making. You would think that someone that used to work in the White House would not make such a claim unless it was based on something solid.

    If Germany did decide to leave the euro, you would see an implosion of the euro that would be truly historic.

    But as I have written about previously, it should not surprise anyone that theend of the euro is being talked about because the euro simply does not work.

    The only way that the euro would have had a chance of working is if all of the governments using the euro would have kept debt levels very low.

    Unfortunately, the financial systems of the western world are designed to push governments into high levels of debt.

    The truth is that the euro was doomed from the very beginning.

    Now we are approaching a day of reckoning. We have been living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, but the bubble is ending. There are several ways that the powers that be could handle this, but all of them will lead to greater financial instability.

    In the end, we will see that the debt-fueled prosperity that the western world has been enjoying for decades was just an illusion.

    Debt is a very cruel master. It will almost always bring more pain and suffering than you anticipated.

    It is easy to get into debt, but it can be very difficult to get out of debt.

    There is no way that the western world can unwind this debt spiral easily.

    The only way that another massive economic crisis can be put off for even a little while would be for the powers that be to “kick the can down the road” a little farther by creating even more debt.

    But in the end, you can never solve a debt problem with more debt.

    The next several years are going to be an incredibly clear illustration of why debt is bad.

    When the dominoes start to fall, we are going to witness a financial avalanche which is going to destroy the finances of millions of people.

    You might want to try to get out of the way while you still can.

  14. I might be being a little naive here, but wouldn’t it be in Madeira’s interest if Portugal defaulted on its debt, left the Euro, then devalued a “new” escudo? Tourists come flooding in for “cheap(er)” holidays, wealthy Northern Europeans etc. invest in the housing market which holds up well and so on….. The Algarve and Madeira prosper, paying more in tax. The only losers are those whose assets have been re-valued in the lower escudo (but only those who want to convert back into the Euro or Sterling). Am I missing something?

  15. yes, no new debt will be possible (no one will lend money to portugal) and without it all will collapse and chaos will stay for many years to go

    it is the same like with personal bankruptcy, u are cut off from any credit card and mortgage and so on

  16. Neal Devaluing ok but it only good for exports, bad for imports. ie food cost of living rises. Extras pass on to everyone. Germany before WW2 had terrible inflation. We need to start to look for new trade Brazil, India, China. Any one who will barter to get what they want in good and much needed jobs for EU land. Europe needs one voice like Churchill and follow them. Too much bitching, scare stories, keep plowing money into the EU debt not the answer. Its trade, worker income , and the time now is one EU voice and vision into the new world like Christopher Columbus new vision and wealth, with true grit of sailing the ship in uncharted waters.

  17. I remember a American leader saying. Don’t get involved in European politics they always rowing among them self, true in the end they had to get involved to sort the mess out. The quality of life in a village ( Europe) is built by people from all walks of life working together, and with out this they know little can be achieved. What the Europeans need to say, to the leaders “stop this rowing and waiting for a disaster to happen like the 1930s. Get on the Santa María and push the ship out to sea and don’t come back till you found new wealth, in trade, money, and jobs. We fed up with your bitching and no future for everyone. That would at least bring hope for all in the european community.

  18. OK Tom – I understand what you are saying, but surely Portugal is better off taking it on the chin now than letting it hang around like a lead weight forever (didn’t Argentina recover quickly after defaulting – didn’t the UK benefit from coming out of the ERM?). As for the Credit Card analogy, Portugal (and others) should never have been given one – and then they should have cut it up when they were given it!

    Peter – how can you have one voice with so many disparate (and opposing) requirements? Nobody is “bitching” – just waking up to the realisation that there is no “Europe”.

  19. Neal If they wake up with no Europe, history will repeat it self. Only by working together we can win crisis, even wars. Once a pack of card falls, it affects every one. We seen in the past how it all ends in tears. Leaders are full of their self importance, it is up to the people to give them a friendly kick to remind them, to get on with it. Churchill said jaw, jaw, jaw, is better then war,war,war. Now it time to them get out their and win new contracts. Action today it better then tears tomorrow. People can mold new leaders, it up to them.

  20. Neal If the pack of cards fall. Much needed business will leave Euro land to safer countries. In most cases they don´t come back. Britain do 40% of its trade with the EU, everyone will be affected. I agree with Tom throwing good money into the fire not the answer. Its be new world trade that will save everyone. We have the skills and knowledge they require, they have the money and wealth, with cheaper goods and raw materials.


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